RoboCop: Wearable Technology for Policing

RoboCop: Wearable Technology for Policing

Computing is advancing with wearable technologies that can be adapted for law enforcement application.

Many departments have already started experiencing with adaptable versions of Google Glass, Smart Clothes, Apple Watches, and body worn cameras.

The Possibilities of Wearable Technologies

Here are a few wearable technologies that are on the horizon that could benefit law enforcement?

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The Future of Wearable Technology for Law Enforcement

Police worn body cameras have gotten a lot of attention in the last few years. Many departments have adopted some form of this wearable video/camera technology to protect officers and to satisfy public demands for more accountability.

Law enforcement and the criminal justice system has been quick in adopting technologies for efficiency and safety. As wearable technology advances, law enforcement will be on the front helping computer engineers and inventors test and modify technology into a useful tool to make our communities safer.

About the Author

Mark Bond

Mark Bond has worked in law enforcement and has been a firearms instructor for more than 29 years. His law enforcement experience includes the military, local, state and federal levels as a police officer and criminal investigator. Mark obtained a BS and MS in criminal justice, and M.Ed in educational leadership with Summa Cum Laude honors. As a lifelong learner, he is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in education (EdD) with a concentration in college teaching and learning.  Mark is currently an assistant professor of criminal justice at a university and adjunct professor of administration of justice studies at a community college.